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John Dewey (1859–1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been very influential to education and social reform. Dewey, along with Charles Sanders Peirce and William James, is recognized as one of the founders of the philosophy of pragmatism and of functional psychology. He was a major representative of the progressive and progressive populist philosophies of schooling during the first half of the 20th century in the USA. Although Dewey is known best for his publications concerning education, he also wrote about many other topics, including experience and nature, art and experience, logic and inquiry, democracy, and ethics. In his advocacy of democracy, Dewey considered two fundamental elements—schools and civil society—as being major topics needing attention and reconstruction to encourage experimental intelligence and plurality. Dewey asserted that complete democracy was to be obtained not just by extending voting rights but also by ensuring that there exists a fully-formed public opinion, accomplished by effective communication among citizens, experts, and politicians, with the latter being accountable for the policies they adopt.Synopsis:
Addresses the challenge of providing quality public education in a democratic society.
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Book Description Aakar Books, Delhi, 2004. Hardbound. Condition: As New. Reprint. Contents Foreword. Preface. 1. Education as a necessity of life. 2. Education as a social function. 3. Education as direction. 4. Education as growth. 5. Preparation unfolding and formal discipline. 6. Education as conservative and progressive. 7. The democratic conception in education. 8. Aims in education. 9. Natural development and social efficiency as aims. 10. Interest and discipline. 11. Experience and thinking. 12. Thinking in education. 13. The nature of method. 14. The nature of subject matter. 15. Play and work in the curriculum. 16. The significance of geography and history. 17. Science in the course of study. 18. Educational values. 19. Labor and leisure. 20. Intellectual and practical studies. 21. Physical and social studies naturalism and humanism. 22. The individual and the world. 23. Vocational aspects of education. 24. Philosophy of education. 25. Theories of knowledge. 26. Theories of morals. Index. Democracy and Education by John Dewey (1859 1952) addresses the challenge of providing quality public education in a democratic society. In this classic work Dewey calls for the complete renewal of public education arguing for the fusion of vocational and contemplative studies in education and for the necessity of universal education for the advancement of self and society. First published in 1916 Democracy and Education is regarded as the seminal work on public education by one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. 393 pp. Seller Inventory # 52690